The MAA is a visionary master program with an innovative and open structure, mixing diverse disciplines, shaping professionals capable of producing theoretical & practical solutions towards responsive cities, architecture & technology.


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WindWave

Wind Wave is a secondary facade system engineered in response to the escalating environmental demands faced by our planet. Climate change is resulting in an increase in heat waves, with some reaching lethal intensities. As global temperatures rise, reliance on air conditioning systems has surged. However, these systems exacerbate external environmental heating by expelling hot … Read more

Re:New

UP-CYCLING CDW THROUGH RAMMED EARTH TECHNIQUE The project promotes a circular economy for construction demolition waste (CDW), focusing on concrete and brick materials. It investigates the creation of a material system that integrates data-driven demolition mapping, innovative material reuse, robotic manufacturing and a meticulous approach to designing the life-cycle of the material. It uses the … Read more

TREE WISE

TIMBER SENSING TECHNOLOGY A material system combining timber and graphene, replacing traditional sensors through graphene’s sensing capabilities. This innovative approach allows first, real-time tracking of deformations inside the wood. Second, creating a digital twin that improves maintenance efficiency in the operational phase. Third, providing a detailed service life passport, this system supports reuse and reduces … Read more

Decharbonization

From exterior soil remediation to interior acoustics enhancement The goal of this project is to create a non-cementitious geopolymer, using as the main component biochar, an worldwide abundant material, and amplify its qualities to sequester carbon in order to make carbon sink architecture. Through the process of material engineering and testing, it was possible to … Read more

TREEWISE

“How can the synergistic lamination of wood and graphene enable the creation of a real-time digital twin for this material system? Leveraging graphene as a deformation sensor, how can the acquired data be stored and utilized to assess and extend the structural lifespan of the material? “ Wood | Industry Sensors and BIM Technology | … Read more

Forming Water

Forming water is a material system designed to address water scarcity and provide cooling solutions in different climates throughout the world. The system integrates multiple water extraction techniques, including rainwater harvesting, humidity absorption, and fog and mist capture to generate clean water from the atmosphere. Additionally, the system incorporates cooling mechanisms to regulate ambient temperatures … Read more

Decharbonization

The goal of this project is to create a non-cementitious geopolymer, using as the main component the biochar, to create a sustainable, durable material system that minimizes the carbon footprint of construction processes. Biochar is commonly used in the agriculture field for soil management and enhancement, consequently storing the sequestered carbon on the ground. To … Read more

RE:NEW

Transforming Demolition Waste through Rammed Earth Technique CONTEXT PROPOSAL PROJECT OUTLINE PROCESS OVERVIEW RE-THINKING DEMOLITION RE-USE RE-MANUFACTURING MATERIAL LIFE-CYCLE INTERFACE